|Growing up in New York City, it was not possible to be unfamiliar with the story of Lou Gehrig standing on the field of Yankee Stadium, saying that he was the “luckiest man on the face of this earth.” This despite having just been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), now widely referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”.Unfortunately, my familiarity did not end there, as in 1989 my Mother was diagnosed with and eventually died from ALS; and, more recently, Rick Graham, a good friend and colleague, has been diagnosed.
Gehrig’s speech ended, with him saying: “…I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.” In fact, we all have an awful lot to live for: the ability and the opportunity to make a difference. I have always been amazed at the willingness of the SBA lending industry to step up to this cause, and I doubt it not on this occasion. This year, my brother-in-law, Joseph Coplin, will be running the TCS New York City Marathon fund – raising for Project ALS. The donation link is below. Any contribution is welcome and every contribution will help.
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Take the Challenge, dump the bucket, stroke the check!
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